The intensity and scale of the global patent war just went up a notch. Yesterday, a company that is co-owned, among others, by Apple and Microsoft filed lawsuits against Google and seven of the largest Android manufacturers.
Apple has appealed its ITC win against Samsung (a product import ban on older devices) most likely looking to extend the scope of the ban. Read on for more details.
The Obama administration did not veto an ITC import ban won by Apple against certain Samsung mobile devices. Read on for more details.
Judge Lucy Koh ruled on Thursday that she will not delay the retrial on damages between Samsung and Apple. The retrial will go ahead in November this year.
Sources “directly involved with the matter” told Korean media that Apple requested substantial royalties from Samsung to settle their patent dispute.
The mobile industry is infamous for its patent lawsuits, with Apple and Samsung being some of the worst culprits. But the Obama administration is looking a new legislation which could help to fix the issue.
After further review from the ITC, Samsung has now won a U.S. import ban on the AT&T version of the iPhone 4 and older 3G iPads.
In an attempt to stave off further lawsuits, Samsung has invested $25 million in Intellectual Keystone Technology, a new U.S.-based company dedicated to purchasing and trading patents.
Nokia is seeking a complete US import ban on the HTC One, claiming that HTC has infringed on six more of its patented technologies, bring the total number up to 50 infringements.
In November, a bench trial officially began, further reviewing Motorola’s claims, and assessing the validity of its licensing fees. Now, a judge has ruled that Motorola’s patents are worth significantly less than the total $4 billion in licensing fees.